I had been invited to participate in an area college’s career fair; one that was taking place in an exciting environment, with plenty of exhibit space and many resources for attendees. I was not on a typical panel as I had presumed, but instead provided a large roundtable where attendees could come by individually or as a small group – to ask relevant questions before or after they visited the many employer booths.
Some of the questions anticipated were provided on a list by the college for those of us on the Q&A panel in order to prompt conversation. Those questions included:
- How important is networking during a career fair?
- If a candidate doesn’t receive a response after applying, what should they consider doing next?
- What makes a candidate stand out in this job market and/or in a career fair.
“What is something you know you should throw away, but just can’t?”